Traffic lockdown plans for Salthill during Connacht finals

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Gardaí will be enforcing a traffic management plan in Salthill tomorrow for the junior and senior Connacht football finals.

A traffic cordon will be in place around Pearse Stadium from midday as large numbers of people are expected to crowd Galway for the two matches.

Galway are playing Mayo and Roscommon in the Junion and Senior Football Finals with the throw in at 1pm and 4pm on Sunday.

Pearse Stadium is opening at 12pm and from that point on vehicular access in the surrounding streets will be restricted to local residents and permit holders until 7pm.

Barriers will be in place on either end of Dr Mannix Road, at Rockbarton Road, at Dalysfort Road and on Rosary Lane.

There will be no through traffic on any of these routes between the times indicated.

Galway GAA are advising anyone coming to either of the matches on Sunday to arrive early in order to avoid congestion.

Car parking is available at St. Mary’s College on St. Mary’s Road and at St. Enda’s College on Threadneedle Road.

The 401 Bus from Eyre Square to Salthill will operate every 20 minutes throughout the day and extra services will run to Salthill serving a stop less than 10 minutes walk from Pearse Stadium.

Only buses that depart Salthill at or before 18:00 will guarantee connection with the 19:25 train to Oranmore, Athenry, Attymon, Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Roscommon and Castlerea.

Normal Bus Eireann city service fares will apply on the route.  Outside of 13:00 to 19:00, the normal scheduled route will operate on 401.